Proctor and Kelly Win Nobles Cup

On Saturday 28th July the Nobles Cup was held by Nobles Bowling Club with the competition attracting an entry of 24 pairs.

The competition started under damp conditions which worsened during the afternoon but despite this there was a high standard of bowling during the afternoon.

Losing in the Quarter finals were Matthew Quirk & Jordan Cain, Arnie Withers & Gary Weightman, Matthew Keggen & Thomas Keggen, Paul Quirk & Michael Kavanagh

First to book their place in the final was Alan Moore and Austin Hart (both South Ramsey) who won comfortably 21-7 against the Peel Sunset pairing of Dave Smith and Mike Ashmole.

During the second semi-final the conditions changed with the steady rain turning torrential.  Peel Sunset’s Stevie Kelly and David Proctor managed to come through the game after a close battle 21-18 against Glynn Hargraves and Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly (both South Ramsey)

As the final got underway the green started to flood adding to the already tricky bowling conditions.  Players were being forced to ‘cob’ their bowls, throwing them at waist height to jump the puddles.  Stevie and David mastered the conditions the best running out to win 21-16 in the final.

The presentation was made by John Ruscoe on behalf of Nobles and thanked the members of the club who had assisted all day in running the competition as well as the ladies who provided excellent refreshments